OMV restarts ops at Germany refining-petchem site after outage

23 May 2012 18:56  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--OMV has begun restarting operations at its integrated refining and petrochemicals site in Burghausen near Munich, Germany, following an outage, the Austria-based producer said on Wednesday.

OMV said that Tuesday’s outage at a part of the Burghausen refinery was caused by inappropriate conduct on behalf of a worker employed by a partner firm. It did not further describe what went wrong.

According to ICIS, OMV’s petrochemicals production capacities at Burghausen include 450,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, 560,000 tonnes/year of propylene and 160,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

Earlier this month, OMV reported an operational failure at Burghausen following a power supply disruption.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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